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Easy Kung Pao Chicken Recipe

Easy Kung Pao Chicken Recipe

Sweet, sour and a little spicy, this meal tastes like home – specifically the home of Pearl Han, a talented Taiwanese American chef who naturally streamlined dishes while raising three children and leading a busy career. Her youngest daughter, Grace Han, shared this recipe: “quick, easy, and my mom’s favorite.” Dried chiles sizzle in oil first to give heat to the entire dish, then brown the chicken in a single layer — stir-frying over high heat isn’t necessary — to create a tasty caramelized crust before twisting the pieces together. Coated in a dead simple kung pao sauce that delivers the dish’s signature salty taste, the chicken begs to be ladled over steamed rice. Also serve with stir-fried vegetables for a complete meal. —Genevieve Ko

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